VIU Students at Beach


Don’t fall for the gift card scam

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 16, 2022 - 5:52pm

You receive an email that “looks” like it came from a family member/friend/boss and they need your help. Well, of course you want to help. Small problem it isn't your family member/friend/boss and the only help they want is to help themselves to your money.

Act 1 - The hook

“Got a moment?”

“Are you available?”

“Are you free?”

When you respond they are in a rush, can’t talk, videoconference or meet in person.

Looking for work? Here’s what should go on your resumé

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 6, 2022 - 12:48pm

The school year is over, warmer weather is on the horizon, and you may be starting the search for a summer job. Whether that job is in your field of study or not, it’s important to understand what employers are looking for.

“Regardless of how strong your ‘hard’ or technical skills are, ‘soft’ skills are key,” says VIU Career Services Officer Paula Deering.

VIU Student Pulse: May 4, 2022

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on May 4, 2022 - 6:07pm

It’s the first week of summer session! This issue of the Pulse is your guide to success this semester, including how to access student services, the library’s getting started guide, on-campus work opportunities and pub hours. Also don’t forget to check out our tips on getting ready financially for the next year.

A snapshot of student life, academics and mental health at VIU

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on April 28, 2022 - 10:50am

In November 2021, VIU launched its first Student Success Survey, which asked students about their experiences and motivations while attending VIU. The results are being distributed to all VIU faculties to be used for planning purposes. VIU values student feedback and the survey team would like to thank all students who took the time to participate.

Here are some of the highlights from the survey:

Who was surveyed and what were the response rates?

All current VIU students in November 2021 were invited to complete the survey and 42% of students responded.

Creating a more productive study session

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on March 27, 2022 - 9:25am

Exams are around the corner. As a student, I’m hunkered down attempting to fill my brain with the necessary information to pass exams and finish assignments. But sometimes I find it impossible to make my study sessions productive.

The distractions are endless. My phone is always buzzing and the next to-do on my Google calendar is popping up, all while I try to learn 10 more accounting formulas. But I’m here now, dedicated to creating a more productive study session. A session that leaves me feeling capable of finishing the semester, but also not completely drained after.